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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy based pan and brown the cubed meat in batches.
  2. Then add the shallots, cooking gently to turn golden and caramelise.
  3. Now add the garllic, vinegar, spices and tomatoes. Season well.
  4. Stir in a 200ml glass of water.
  5. Cover tightly and simmer for 1½ -2 hours or until the meat is tender and the sauce richly thickened.


Source: Cyprus Tourism Organisation


Slovenian Cottage Cheese

Sirovi Štruklj is one of the most characteristic dishes, known all over Slovenia. Štruklji are made from different kinds of dough and can have a wide range of fillings; they can also be baked or cooked, sweet or savory. Until the 1930’s they used to be prepared at holidays and festivities and to celebrate the end of major farm work. The most special kind of štruklji, especially during spring and summer, is prepared with tarragon filling. Other widely known varieties are those with cottage cheese filling, walnut, apple and poppy seed štruklji, along with many others.


  • Serves 6-8
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1.5 kg lean beef, cubed
  • 1.5 kg shallots, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 pieces cinnamon bark
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1½ tsp aniseed or fennel seeds or 2 whole star anise
  • 3 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper

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